St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School

 

Wildlife in Your Garden

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Watch this to see what birds do through the year, and how you can help them: 

 

How to Help a Bird Sheet- do birds just eat worms?

This is a great website to look at to find out more about birds.

What birds can you find in your garden, or out on your walk?

Record them on your walk. Can you find any amazing facts about the birds you spot? Simple spotter sheet

Blackbirds maybe one of the frequent visitors to your garden. Follow the link to watch blackbirds feeding their young, listen to blackbird song and make your very own blackbird mask.

Have fun planning a garden that would keep you and wildlife happy. For example lots of lovely flowers to encourage bees and butterflies, and trees for birds to nest in.

Follow the link to help design your garden.

 

 

Hedgehogs are wonderful creatures. Watch this clip to find out more about them.

 

You can make your very own hedgehog friend following the instructions on this video.  

 

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Watch this about worms…

 

Read the fact sheets and make your own booklet all about worms or look at this or this link

 

Listen to these stories about nature.

Make a bar chart to record the birds that you see in your garden or on your walk. Which bird do you spot the most of? Use this guide to help you identify different birds.

Sightings Bar Chart sheet 

Lots of birds migrate during the winter. Look at this power point to find out all about migration.

Then use your making skills to make your very own flying swallow by following this link

 

Design your own garden using the design sheet and information sheet for ideas. Don’t forget to include places to encourage wildlife and birds into your garden. Use this sheet and linked website to help you with ideas of how to include areas to encourage wildlife

Hedgehogs are wonderful creatures. Watch this clip to find out more about them.

 

Perhaps you could make a home for your hedgehog?

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What is composting?

Follow this link to find out

Make a poster or booklet about composting. Maybe explain how to make a compost heap?

 

Perhaps at home you could make a Compostarium?

 

Bird watch - Spotter and record sheet.

Keep a journal of the birds and nature you see in your garden or around you outdoors. What do they look like? What do they eat? What are they doing?

Spotter and record sheet

 

Lots of birds migrate during the winter. Look at this power point to find out all about migration.

 

You could even make your own bird that migrates.

Design a Garden

 

Use the information on the sheet to help you to design a garden.

If you do not have any squared paper you could use a ruler to measure the different areas.

Maybe you could create it on the computer?

Take a picture of your fabulous creations for us to see!

 

Design sheet

Hedgehogs are frequent visitors to many gardens. Find out all about them on these factsheets - fact sheet 1 and factsheet 2  and use the facts to produce a poster to promote how wonderful these creatures are and how we can help to look after them.

Extra: Try these Wildlife Watch activities – you can make anything from a hedgehog hotel to your own set of binoculars.